Let’s Erase That!

On this date in history (in 1858) . . . the first pencil with an attached eraser was patented  by Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   This was forty-six (46) years after the first pencil factory was established by William Monroe of Concord, Massachusetts (in 1812).  It wasn’t until 1979 that this capability (erasure) became made possible with ink (i.e., erasable pens).

Source: Famous First Facts by Joseph Nathan Kane, Steven Anzovin, and Janel Podell.


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